Aviation Unions Shutdown Arik Air Operations Over N12.5b Owed FAAN

…Passengers Stranded Across The Country …As Passengers Flood Other Airlines Counters …The Case Is Before Federal High Court—Ark Air Angry workers under the aegis of the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria(ATSSSAN) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees(NUATE) today shut down the Arik Air’s operations over debt totaling N12.5 billion owed […]

Overland Airways Launches Akure-Abuja Flights April 25

…Says Airline Has The Capacity To Provide Hinterland With Sustainable, Safe Flights Overland Airways said it has concluded plans to launch scheduled flight services from Akure, the Ondo State capital, to Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory(FCT) beginning from April 25, 2016. The Chief Operating Officer of Overland Airways Mrs. Aanu Benson, who made this known […]

Dana Air Opens More Sales Points In Accra,

Nigerian Carrier, Dana Air, has introduced more point of sales and contact centres for customers in Accra. According to the airline, this is aimed at ensuring accessibility and seamless process of ticket booking and payment and that the airline has also in talks with four more banks for its Book on Hold payment option. Speaking […]

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We kill Our Domestic Airlines With Multiple Entry Points, Expert Tells FG

  As the Federal Government continues to grant multiple entries to international airlines operating into the country, an aviation expert, Capt. Dele Ore has stated categorically that it was capable of killing domestic carriers. This is just as he said that the continuous signing of Bilateral Air Service Agreements, (BASAs), by the Federal Government with […]

Easter Flight Delays: Med-View Airline Apologises To Passengers

Medview Airline management has apologised to its teeming customers for the inconveniences they experienced as a result of flight delays during the Easter festive period. The apology that was contained in an online statement by its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr Muneer Bankole, the airline, said it regretted all the embarrassment caused passengers during the […]

IATA Files Formal Complaint In European Commission Investigation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that it has become a complainant in an investigation being conducted by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition (DG-COMP) into alleged abuses of dominant positions by manufacturers of aviation equipment. In 2015 DG-COMP sent questionnaires to several industry stakeholders, including IATA member airlines, requesting information to validate […]

CBN Forex Policy: Aviation Union Begs FG To Grant Concession To Foreign Airlines

The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has appealed to the Federal Government through the Ministry of Aviation to grant international airlines operating in the country the concession to repatriate the monies made from ticket sales to their home countries. NUATE’s appeal is coming on the heels of the feelers received by the unions […]

Etihad Enhances Maintenance Efficiency, Safety With Automated Tool Control System

Etihad Airways Engineering has enhanced its aircraft maintenance capability with a new Automated Tool Control (ATC) system, which provides engineers with greater tool access, handling and traceability, and eliminates the risk of tools being lost in critical aircraft systems during maintenance. Connected by Wi-Fi to a central server and capable of providing an audit trail […]

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IATA Advocates Continued Transformation For Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has  called for continued transformation in the air cargo industry with a focus on raising the quality of its offering at the opening of the 10th annual World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Berlin. IATA’s Director General, Tony Tyler, the global air cargo sector continues to face a difficult business […]

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Our Hub; Abu Dhabi Is At The Crossroads Of The World—–Hogan

…Says Etihad Cargo Generates Over $1 Billion  Annually President and Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways, James Hogan, said that Abu Dhabi is at the crossroads of the world and that the airline is perfectly positioned to capitalise on the growing passenger traffic and the increasing volumes of cargo and goods transported between expanding and emerging […]